MCBUL 1040 FISCAL YEAR 2012 (FY12) ENLISTED TO WARRANT OFFICER (WO) REGULAR SELECTION BOARD



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MARADMIN 729/10

MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2010/CG, MCRC, QUANTICO, VA//

SUBJ/MCBUL 1040 FISCAL YEAR 2012 (FY12) ENLISTED TO WARRANT OFFICER (WO) REGULAR SELECTION BOARD//

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NARR/REF (A) IS SECNAVINST 1412.9B, MARINE CORPS LIMITED DUTY OFFICER AND WARRANT OFFICER PROGRAMS, PROMOTIONS, AND CONTINUATION PROCEDURES. REF (B) IS MCO 1040.42A, LIMITED DUTY OFFICER (LDO) AND WARRANT OFFICER (WO) PROGRAMS. REF (C) IS MCO 1200.17A, MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES (MOS) MANUAL (SHORT TITLE: MOS MANUAL). REF (D) IS MCO 7220.24M, SELECTIVE REENLISTMENT BONUS (SRB) PROGRAM. REF (E) IS MCO P1070.12K, W/CH 1 MARINE CORPS INDIVIDUAL RECORDS ADMINISTRATION MANUAL (IRAM). REF (F) IS MARADMIN 029/10, AMPLIFICATION TO THE MARINE CORPS TATTOO POLICY. REF (G) IS NAVMED P117, DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY, MANUAL OF THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT (MANMED), CHAPTER 15. REF (H) IS MCO P1040.31J, ENLISTED RETENTION AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT MANUAL. REF (I) IS MCO 1230.5B, CLASSIFICATION TESTING. REF (J) IS MCO P1610.7F W/CH1, PERFORMANCE EVALUATION SYSTEM (PES). REF (K) IS MARADMIN 003/09, TRANSMISSION AND FILING OF DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHS TO THE OFFICIAL MILITARY PERSONNEL FILE (OMPF).//

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GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. THE PURPOSE OF THIS BULLETIN IS TO ANNOUNCE THE FY12 ENLISTED TO WO REGULAR SELECTION BOARD. QUALIFIED MARINES IN THE ACTIVE COMPONENT ARE ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY REFS (A), (B), AND THIS BULLETIN.

2. MARINE CORPS RECRUITING COMMAND (MCRC) WILL CONVENE THE FY12 WO REGULAR SELECTION BOARD AT HEADQUARTERS, U.S. MARINE CORPS ON OR A BOUT 31 MAY 2011 FOR APPROXIMATELY 3 WEEKS. APPLICATIONS MUST REACH MCRC (ON-E), 3280 RUSSELL ROAD, QUANTICO, VA 22134-5103 BY 31 MAR 2011. DUE TO THE AMOUNT OF TIME NEEDED TO PROCESS APPLICATIONS, REQUESTS FOR EXTENSIONS WILL NOT BE ENTERTAINED. APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL BE RETURNED WITHOUT ACTION. DO NOT SEND INCOMPLETE, ADVANCE, DUPLICATE, OR FAXED COPIES OF APPLICATIONS; THEY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

3. SELECTION RESULTS ARE CONSIDERED CONFIDENTIAL AND CAN NOT BE RELEASED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES UNTIL APPROVED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY (SECNAV). ONCE SECNAV HAS APPROVED, RESULTS WILL BE PUBLISHED BY MARADMIN MESSAGE. THE APPROVAL PROCESS TAKES APPROXIMATELY 8 WEEKS. SELECTION RESULTS WILL NOT BE RELEASED TELEPHONICALLY OR VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL. SELECTEES ARE SCHEDULED TO BE APPOINTED ON OR ABOUT 1 FEB 2012. THE SELECTEES WILL ATTEND THE ACTIVE DUTY WARRANT OFFICER BASIC COURSE (WOBC). BY SEPARATE ORDERS, SELECTEES WILL BE ORDERED TO REPORT TO THE COMMANDING GENERAL (CG), MARINE CORPS COMBAT DEVELOPMENT COMMAND (MCCDC) TO ATTEND THE WOBC AT THE BASIC SCHOOL (TBS) IN JAN 2012.

4. PER REF (A), THE WO PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE THE MARINE CORPS WITH TECHNICAL SPECIALISTS WHO PERFORM DUTIES THAT REQUIRE EXTENSIVE KNOWLEDGE OF A PARTICULAR MOS, AND WHO CAN BE ASSIGNED TO SUCCESSIVE TOURS OF DUTY IN THEIR PRIMARY MOS. MOS CREDITABILITY IS A KEY FACTOR FOR SELECTION. IN ACCORDANCE WITH REFS (A) AND (C), APPLICANTS MUST BE TECHNICALLY AND PROFESSIONALLY QUALIFIED TO SERVE IN THE MOS TO WHICH APPLYING. APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT THE RESPECTIVE MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL (OCC) FIELD SPONSOR TO DETERMINE TECHNICAL ELIGIBILITY FOR AN MOS. OCC FIELD SPONSOR POINT OF CONTACT INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.MARINES.USMC.MIL. FROM THE MCRC WEBSITE SELECT PROGRAMS, OFFICER PROGRAMS, WARRANT OFFICER PROGRAMS, WARRANT OFFICER REGULAR PROGRAM, AND CLICK THE MOS CRITERIA LINK FOR RECOMMENDED MOS. TO APPLY FOR THE WO PROGRAM, APPLICANTS MUST BE TECHNICALLY AND PROFESSIONALLY QUALIFIED TO SERVE IN ONE OF THE BELOW-LISTED MOS(S): 0160, 0170, 0205, 0210, 0430, 0610, 0620, 0640, 0650, 0803, 1120, 1310, 1390, 2110, 2120, 2125, 2305, 2340, 2602, 2805, 3010, 3102, 3302, 3402, 3408, 3510, 4130, 4430, 4602, 5502, 5506, 5507, 5702, 5804, 5805, 5910, 5950, 5970, 6004, 6302, 6502, 6604, 6802, 7002, 7380

5. IF QUALIFIED PER REF (C), APPLICANTS MAY INDICATE ADDITIONAL MOS CHOICES FROM THE LIST ABOVE. DUE TO FLUCTUATIONS IN STRUCTURE AND PERSONNEL REQUIREMENTS, SOME OF THE MOS(S) LISTED ABOVE MAY CLOSEOUT PRIOR TO THE CONVENING DATE OF THE BOARD. APPLICANTS WHOSE PRIMARY MOS CHOICE CLOSES OUT WILL AUTOMATICALLY HAVE THEIR SUBSEQUENT MOS CHOICE CONSIDERED AS THEIR PRIMARY. PER REF (D), SELECTIVE REENLISTMENT BONUS (SRB) ELIGIBLE MARINES WHO REENLIST SUBSEQUENT TO SELECTION WILL HAVE THE INITIAL PAYMENT SUSPENDED UNTIL SUCH TIME AS ACTUALLY APPOINTED OR THEIR NAME IS REMOVED FROM THE SELECTION LIST. APPLICATION FOR THE WO PROGRAM IS NOT A BAR TO BONUS ENTITLEMENT FOR EITHER THE INITIAL PAYMENT OR THE ANNIVERSARY PAYMENTS UNTIL APPOINTED. MARINES WHOSE NAMES ARE REMOVED FROM A SELECTION LIST MAY REGAIN SRB ELIGIBILITY PROVIDED THE PROVISIONS OF REF (D) ARE MET. THE SUSPENSION WILL THEN BE LIFTED AND THE BONUS PAID ON A PRORATA BASIS IF THE MARINE RETURNS TO THE SRB ELIGIBLE SKILL. SRB ENTITLEMENT IS TERMINATED WITHOUT PROVISIONS FOR REINSTATEMENT WHEN SRB MARINES ARE APPOINTED AS WO. APPOINTEES WILL NOT BE REQUIRED TO FORFEIT ANY PORTION OF A PREVIOUSLY PAID BONUS.

6. APPLICATIONS SHOULD FOLLOW STANDARD NAVAL CORRESPONDENCE FORMAT USING THE APPLICATION FORMAT AND CONTENT FOR APPROPRIATE PROGRAM PROVIDED BY REF (A), AND ENDORSEMENTS SHOULD FOLLOW FORMAT AND CONTENT PROVIDED BY REF (B) WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE FOLLOWING:

A. SUBMIT APPROPRIATE MARINE CORPS TOTAL FORCE SYSTEM (MCTFS) SCREENS FOR SERVICE RECORD BOOK (SRB) PAGES THAT HAVE BEEN REPLACED PER REF (E) BY MCTFS. APPLICANTS MUST ENSURE SRB PAGES THAT HAVE BEEN REMOVED AND REPLACED BY MCTFS ARE UPDATED, AND MADE A PART OF THEIR APPLICATION.

B. APPLICANTS WITH BODY MARKINGS MUST SUBMIT A CLOSE UP COLORED PHOTO OF EACH BODY MARKING ADDRESSING THE CONTENT (DESCRIPTION AND MEANING), LOCATION, SIZE, NUMBER OF BODY MARKING AND DATE THE BODY MARKING WAS MADE. IN ADDITION, APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT FULL LENGTH COLORED PHOTO(S) IN PHYSICAL TRAINING (PT) GEAR (GREEN SHORTS-GREEN T-SHIRT) FROM EACH BODY ANGLE OF BODY MARKINGS (LEFT AND RIGHT SIDES-FRONT-BACK). A WRITTEN DESCRIPTION DETAILING THE CRITERIA CITED BY THIS PARAGRAPH OF THE BODY MARKINGS THAT ARE LOCATED IN PRIVATE AREAS WILL SUFFICE. PHOTO OF BODY MARKING IS REQUIRED IN THE APPLICATION ONLY. DIGITAL PHOTOS OF BODY MARKINGS WILL NOT BE FILED IN THE APPLICANT’S OMPF.

C. REF (F) PROVIDES AMPLIFICATION TO THE MARINE CORPS TATTOO POLICY. IN ACCORDANCE WITH REF (F), THE CG, MCRC IS THE FINAL ADJUDICATING AUTHORITY FOR ANY TATTOO ISSUE INVOLVING ACCESSIONS (BOTH OFFICER AND ENLISTED) TO INCLUDE ENLISTED MARINES WHO MAY APPLY FOR A COMMISSIONING OR A WARRANT OFFICER PROGRAM.

D. PER REF (E), UNIT PUNISHMENT BOOKS (UPB) ARE ONLY FILED IN THE SRB IF APPLICABLE. THEREFORE, ONLY INCLUDE A UPB AS AN ADDITIONAL ENCLOSURE ONLY IF APPLICABLE. FOR THOSE APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT HAVE A UPB, INCLUDE A STATEMENT AS AN ADDITIONAL PARAGRAPH IN THE BASIC APPLICATION THAT “NO UPB IS PROVIDED DUE TO NO RECORD OF DISCIPLINARY ACTION.” APPLICANT MUST PROVIDE A WRITTEN STATEMENT IN REGARD TO ANY DEROGATORY ENTRIES RECORDED ON THE ADMINISTRATIVE REMARKS PAGE 11 OF THE SRB.

E. PRE-COMMISSIONING PHYSICAL EXAMINATION DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED PER CHAPTER 15 OF REF (G). REF (G) CAN BE ACCESSED VIA THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE:HTTP:WWW.MED.NAVY.MIL/ DIRECTIVES/PAGES/NAVMEDP-MANMED.ASPX. SEE PARAGRAPH 18 OF THIS BULLETIN FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING SUBMISSION OF MEDICAL DOCUMENTS. ONLY MARINES ON DEPLOYMENT IN HAZARDOUS DUTY AREAS MAY REQUEST SUBMISSION OF REQUIRED MEDICAL DOCUMENTS AT A LATER DATE. REQUEST FOR DELAY SHOULD REACH MCRC NO LATER THAN 31 MAR 2011.

7. ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE ENDORSED BY THE MARINE’S CHAIN OF COMMAND PER REFS (A) AND (B), TO INCLUDE A GENERAL OFFICER (GO) LEVEL OR EQUIVALENT ENDORSEMENT. APPLICATIONS RECEIVED WITHOUT ALL ENDORSEMENTS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED BY THE BOARD. INELIGIBLE APPLICANTS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED BY THE BOARD. COMMANDERS SHOULD NOT RECOMMEND APPOINTMENT FOR MARINES WHO DO NOT MEET THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA, AND DO NOT QUALIFY FOR A WAIVER. IF THE SENIOR ENDORSER DEEMS THE APPLICANT “NOT RECOMMENDED” FOR APPOINTMENT, DO NOT FORWARD THE APPLICATION AS IT WILL BE RETURNED WITHOUT ACTION. COMMANDERS ARE DIRECTED TO PASS THIS INFORMATION TO ELIGIBLE MARINES IN THEIR COMMAND, REVIEW APPLICATIONS FOR COMPLETENESS, ENSURE THAT APPLICANTS REQUESTING WAIVERS RECEIVE COMPREHENSIVE JUSTIFICATION ON ALL ENDORSEMENTS (INCLUDING THE SENIOR ENDORSER), AND MAKE DEFINITIVE RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING ALL MARINES WHO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS. COMMANDERS MUST SPECIFICALLY ADDRESS THE TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY OF THE APPLICANT IN ALL MOS(S) FOR WHICH APPLYING, ENDORSEMENTS AND APPLICATIONS MUST BE SCREENED CLOSELY TO ENSURE THAT ONLY TECHNICALLY AND PROFESSIONALLY QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE SUBMITTED FOR CONSIDERATION.

8. IN ADDITION TO THE REQUIREMENTS CONTAINED IN REFS (A) AND (B), APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE BASIC REENLISTMENT PREREQUISITES PER REF (H).

9. PER REF (A), APPLICANTS MUST POSSESS EITHER A MINIMUM ELECTRONICS REPAIR (EL) COMPOSITE SCORE OF 110 OR HIGHER DERIVED FROM THE ARMED SERVICES VOCATIONAL APTITUDE BATTERY (ASVAB) OR THE ARMED FORCES CLASSIFICATION TEST (AFCT); OR A MINIMUM COMBINED ENGLISH AND MATH SCORE OF 39 OR COMPOSITE SCORE OF 22 ON THE AMERICAN COLLEGE TEST (ACT); OR A MINIMUM COMBINED MATH AND VERBAL SCORE OF 1000 OR HIGHER ON THE SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE TEST (SAT). IF USING THE MOST RECENT VERSION OF THE SAT, THE MATH AND CRITICAL READING CATEGORIES ARE USED TO MEET THE 1000 SCORE OR HIGHER REQUIREMENT. APPLICANTS MEETING APTITUDE TEST SCORE REQUIREMENT WITH ACT OR SAT TEST SCORES MUST INCLUDE A CERTIFIED COPY OF THE TEST REPORT WITH THE APPLICATION. APPLICANTS MEETING APTITUDE TEST SCORE REQUIREMENT WITH AN ASVAB MUST USE THE BASIC TRAINING RECORD (BTR) AS EVIDENCED OF A QUALIFYING EL SCORE. CLASSIFICATION TEST SCORES ARE LOCATED ON THE TEST SCORE SCREEN OF MCTFS. IF SCORES ARE IN MCTFS BUT DO NOT APPEAR ON THE BTR, ATTACH A COPY OF THE TEST SCORE SCREEN TO THE BTR AND SUBMIT AS AN ENCLOSURE TO THE APPLICATION. ONLY EL SCORES RESIDENT WITHIN MCTFS WILL BE ACCEPTED AS OFFICIAL SCORES OF RECORD FOR ALL APPLICANTS. ADDITIONALLY, APPLICANTS BEING CONSIDERED FOR SELECTION TO WO IN MOS 0170 MUST HAVE COMPLETED THE ADVANCED PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATIVE CHIEFS (APAC) COURSE CONDUCTED AT MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, NORTH CAROLINA OR HAVE COMPLETED THREE YEARS EXPERIENCE IN A PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION CENTER IN THE GRADE OF SERGEANT OR ABOVE. THOSE PERSONNEL WHO HAVE NOT ATTENDED APAC MUST DO SO PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE WOBC.

10. PER REF (A), NO AGE RESTRICTION IS ESTABLISHED. APPLICANTS MUST MEET SERVICE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS ESTABLISHED BY REF (A). WHEN COMPUTING THE AMOUNT OF ACTIVE NAVAL SERVICE, USE 1 FEB 2012 AS THE DATE OF APPOINTMENT. ACTIVE DUTY IN THE U.S. ARMY OR U.S. AIR FORCE IS NOT CREDITABLE AS NAVAL SERVICE. MINIMUM PAY GRADE REQUIREMENT OF SERGEANT, CITIZENSHIP OR THE REQUIREMENT TO BE SERVING ON ACTIVE DUTY IN THE REGULAR MARINE CORPS WILL NOT BE WAIVED. THE TIME IN SERVICE REQUIREMENT IS NOT WAIVERABLE. REQUEST FOR EXCEPTIONS TO THIS POLICY WILL ONLY BE CONSIDERED IN VERY RARE/EXCEPTIONAL CASES, AND MUST BE FULLY JUSTIFIED BY THE GO ENDORSING THE APPLICATION. WAIVERS TO TEST SCORES WILL BE CONSIDERED ONLY IF THE APPLICANT HAS AN AFQT SCORE OF 70 OR GREATER. REQUESTS FOR WAIVERS SHALL BE SUBMITTED AS A PART OF THE APPLICANT’S BASIC LETTER, AND A RECOMMENDATION AS TO ITS APPROVAL MADE IN THE GO’S ENDORSEMENT AT THE MSC LEVEL. THOSE MARINES WITH TEST SCORES THAT DO NOT SATISFY THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO RETEST IMMEDIATELY TO ENSURE SCORES ARE POSTED PRIOR TO SUBMISSION OF AN APPLICATION. MARINES SHOULD SCHEDULE AN ASVAB RETEST WITH THE NEAREST BASE OR INSTALLATION EDUCATION CENTER OR AUTHORIZED MARINE CORPS TEST SITE. MARINES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO TAKE AN ASVAB RETEST AT A MEPS OR MET SITE. MARINES CURRENTLY DEPLOYED TO IRAQ OR OTHER TERRITORIES THAT DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO TESTING FACILITIES MAY SUBMIT PACKAGES PENDING ASVAB RETESTING IF THEY ARE USING THEIR EL SCORE TO MEET APTITUDE TEST SCORE REQUIREMENTS ESTABLISHED BY REF (A) PROVIDED THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE MET:

A. COMMANDS MUST ENDORSE PACKAGE WITH A PROJECTED DATE FOR TESTING AVAILABILITY AND TEST RESULTS.

B. TO ENSURE TEST SCORES CAN BE RECORDED AND REFLECTED IN MCTFS, TESTING MUST BE COMPLETED NO LATER THAN 30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE CONVENING DATE OF THE SELECTION BOARD. CONVENING DATE OF BOARD IS ON OR ABOUT 31 MAY 2011; THEREFORE, TESTING MUST BE COMPLETED BY 29 APRIL 2011.

C. MARINES ARE ADVISED THAT IF QUALIFYING SCORE IS NOT REFLECTED IN MCTFS BY THE CONVENING OF THE BOARD, THE APPLICATION WILL BE DETERMINED INELIGIBLE AND NOT RETURNED.

11. REF (I) PROVIDES INFORMATION ON THE MARINE CORPS CLASSIFICATION TESTING PROGRAM AND PUBLISHES INITIAL TESTING AND RETEST PREREQUISITES. ARRANGEMENTS AND COORDINATION WITH ARMY TESTING FACILITIES IN KUWAIT AND AFGHANISTAN HAVE BEEN MADE TO TEST MARINES. ARMY TESTING FACILITIES IN KUWAIT ARE LOCATED AT CAMP DOHA AND CAMP STRONGHOLD FREEDOM, AND IN AFGHANISTAN AT KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, BAGRAM AIR BASE, AND CAMP PHOENIX KABUL. ADDITIONAL TESTING FACILITIES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE IN SAUDI ARABIA AND QATAR. IF NOT LOCATED WITHIN 50 MILES OF A MARINE CORPS EDUCATION CENTER OR TEST SITE OR OTHER EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES EXIST REGARDING ASVAB RETEST AUTHORIZATION, CONTACT CAPT NADER OR GYSGT TALLENT, MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS (MRA) (MPP-50), 278-9368 FAX: (703) 784-9574.

12. REQUESTS FOR WAIVER OF THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND EXCEPTION TO POLICY, EXCEPT THOSE ESTABLISHED UNWAIVERABLE BY LAW OR THOSE SPECIFIED UNWAIVERABLE BY THIS BULLETIN, MAY BE CONSIDERED ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS BY THE CG, MCRC. REQUESTS FOR WAIVER OF DISCIPLINARY ACTION REQUIREMENTS WILL ONLY BE CONSIDERED IF APPROPRIATE JUSTIFICATION IS PROVIDED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING:

A. ACTIVE COMPONENT REQUIREMENT WILL NOT BE WAIVED.

B. APPLICANT MUST BE OF UNQUESTIONABLE MORAL INTEGRITY. WAIVER OF RECORD OF CONVICTION BY COURTS-MARTIAL OR CIVILIAN COURT MAY BE CONSIDERED. HOWEVER, WAIVER WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR A FELONY-EQUIVALENT CONVICTION. APPROVAL OF THE WAIVER IS DEPENDENT ON THE SEVERITY OF THE CRIME, AND THE AMOUNT OF TIME THAT HAS LAPSED SINCE THE CRIME WAS COMMITTED.

C. NONJUDICIAL PUNISHMENT THAT DOES NOT EXCEED BASIC REENLISTMENT PREREQUISITES PER PARAGRAPH 7 ABOVE AND SRB PAGE 11 ENTRIES FOR COUNSELING DO NOT REQUIRE A WAIVER.

D. ANY PRE-SERVICE WAIVERS (I.E. DRUG, AGE, MORAL ETC.) WILL REQUIRE RECONSIDERATION, AND MUST BE ADDRESSED IN THE APPLICANT’S APPLICATION WITH A STATEMENT FROM THE APPLICANT EXPLAINING CIRCUMSTANCES.

13. PER REFS (E), (J) AND (K), EACH MARINE IS PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING THE ACCURACY AND COMPLETENESS OF HIS OR HER OMPF AND MASTER BRIEF SHEET (MBS). DO NOT DELAY ACCOMPLISHING THIS REVIEW. REQUESTING AN OMPF OR MBS, MAILING DELAYS, AND ANY FOLLOW-ON CORRECTIVE ACTION TAKES TIME. MARINES ARE ADVISED THAT THE OMPF AND MBS ARE DISTRIBUTED TO THE BOARD ROOM IN ADVANCE OF THE CONVENING DATE. THEREFORE, IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT MARINES REVIEW THEIR OMPF AND MBS IN A TIMELY MANNER. IF DEFICIENCIES, MISSING FITNESS REPORTS AND GAPS, OR UNREADABLE DOCUMENTS ARE PRESENT IN THE OMPF, MARINES ARE PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR CORRECTING THE PROBLEM OFFICIALLY WITH THE RECORDS MANAGEMENT SECTION (MMSB-20). DIGITAL PHOTOS SHOULD BE NO OLDER THAN 12 MONTHS.

14. MARINES MAY ORDER OMPFS AND MBS’ AND ARE ENCOURAGED TO ENSURE THAT DIGITAL PHOTOS WERE RECEIVED AT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE: HTTPS:WWW.MMSB.USMC.MIL.

15. IF A DIGITAL PHOTO HAS BEEN SENT TO THE PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT SUPPORT BRANCH (MMSB), THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT MUST BE INCLUDED IN THE APPLICATION: “A DIGITAL PHOTO HAS BEEN SENT TO MMSB WITHIN THE PAST 12 MONTHS.” DO NOT ENCLOSE THE PRINTOUT FROM MMSB. NOT ALL COMMANDS HAVE TRANSITIONED TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHS. THEREFORE, A PAPER PRINTOUT OF THE PHOTOGRAPH IS STILL REQUIRED AS AN ENCLOSURE TO THE APPLICATION FOR THOSE APPLICANTS THAT DO NOT HAVE A DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPH ON FILE WITH MMSB.

16. RECENT INTERNET SECURITY SITE RESTRICTIONS PRECLUDE MCRC FROM POSTING RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS VIA THE WEBSITE. IF A RETURN RECEIPT IS DESIRED, INCLUDE A SELF-ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE ALONG WITH A FORM OF RECEIPT. THE ENVELOPE MUST BE PROPERLY ADDRESSED (ALL CAPS) TO THE UNIT TO ENSURE PROPER RETURN. UNADDRESSED ENVELOPES WILL NOT BE RETURNED. COMMANDERS MAY INITIATE TRACER ACTION IF A RECEIPT IS NOT RECEIVED 30 DAYS AFTER DEADLINE.

17. PRE-COMMISSIONING MEDICAL DOCUMENTS MUST BE INCLUDED WITH THE APPLICATION AS AN ENCLOSURE. MEDICAL DOCUMENTS MUST INCLUDE A REPORT OF MEDICAL EXAMINATION (DD FORM 2808); REPORT OF MEDICAL HISTORY (DD FORM 2807-1); AND ANNUAL CERTIFICATION IF APPLICABLE. PHYSICALS MUST HAVE BEEN COMPLETED WITHIN 24 MONTHS PRIOR TO ANTICIPATED DATE OF APPOINTMENT (1 FEB 2012). MARINES CURRENTLY DEPLOYED TO IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN OR OTHER TERRITORIES THAT DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO MEDICAL FACILITIES MAY BE AUTHORIZED TO SUBMIT PRE-COMMISSIONING MEDICAL DOCUMENTS IMMEDIATELY UPON RETURN STATESIDE, BUT NO LATER THAN 1 SEPT 2011 IF SELECTED.

18. COMMANDING OFFICERS MUST CLOSELY REVIEW THE MEDICAL FORMS TO ENSURE CORRECTNESS AND COMPLETENESS. PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

A. MARKS AND SCARS MUST BE LISTED.

B. DENTAL CLASS MUST BE TYPE 1 OR 2 WITHIN PAST 12 MONTHS.

C. URINALYSIS (MEDICAL NOT DRUG) AND SEROLOGY MUST CONTAIN COMPLETE RESULTS WITHIN PAST 12 MONTHS.

D. HIV RESULTS MUST BE WITHIN 1 YEAR TO INCLUDE DATE TESTED. HIV TEST DRAWN OR RESULTS PENDING IS ACCEPTABLE WITHIN PAST 12 MONTHS.

E. IF EYESIGHT IS OTHER THAN 20-20 UNCORRECTED, A MANIFEST REFRACTION IS REQUIRED. IF VISION DOES NOT CORRECT TO 20-20, A CURRENT OPHTHALMOLOGY EVALUATION IS REQUIRED. IF SELECTED, CAN NOT HAVE ANY VISION CORRECTION SURGERY (LASIK OR PRK) WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF REPORTING TO WOBC.

F. CURRENT AUDIOGRAM. IF ANY NUMBERS ARE OUTSIDE THE NORMAL RANGE, SUBMIT AN EAR, NOSE, THROAT (ENT) OR AUDIOLOGY CONSULTATION/EVALUATION AND INTERPRETATION.

G. FEMALE APPLICANTS MUST HAVE A CURRENT PELVIC EXAM TO INCLUDE A CURRENT PREGNANCY TEST AND PAP SMEAR RESULTS WITHIN PAST 12 MONTHS.

H. AN ELECTROCARDIOGRAM (EKG) TEST IS REQUIRED FOR APPLICANTS 35 AND OLDER. EKG MUST BE READ AND VERIFIED BY A MEDICAL OFFICER’S SIGNATURE AND STAMP WITHIN PAST 12 MONTHS.

I. ENSURE ALL “YES” ANSWERS ON DD FORM 2807-1 ARE EXPLAINED IN DETAIL IN THE NOTES SECTION, AND INCLUDE SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION (PRE AND POST OPERATIVE SURGERY REPORTS).

19. WO PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS WILL BE REVIEWED FOR COMPLETENESS ONCE RECEIVED. ADDITIONAL MEDICAL DOCUMENTATION OR TESTING MAY BE REQUIRED. UPON PUBLICATION OF THE SELECTION LIST, IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WO SELECTEE TO CONTACT MCRC (ON-E) TO ENSURE THAT PHYSICAL EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS ARE MET FOR APPOINTMENT. SELECT GRADE TO WO WILL NOT BE REFLECTED IN MCTFS UNTIL SELECTEES HAVE MET REQUIREMENTS TO ACCEPT APPOINTMENT. ORDERS TO FUTURE MCC AND TO THE WOBC WIL NOT BE INITIATED UNTIL SELECTEE(S) ARE DETERMINED TO BE PHYSICALLY QUALIFIED BY BUMED VIA MCRC (ON-E). APPOINTMENT DOCUMENTS WILL BE COMPLETED AT WOBC.

20. WARRANT OFFICERS ARE NO LONGER ASSIGNED LINEAL CONTROL NUMBERS BASED ON THEIR RANK AND DATE OF RANK AS AN ENLISTED MARINE. LINEAL CONTROL NUMBERS WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE CLASS STANDING UPON COMPLETION OF THE WOBC.

21. THE FIRST 3 YEARS AS A WO IS A PROBATIONARY PERIOD. PER U.S. CODE, TITLE 10, SECTION 1165, SECNAV HAS THE AUTHORITY TO TERMINATE THE REGULAR APPOINTMENT OF ANY PERMANENT REGULAR WO AT ANY TIME WITHIN 3 YEARS AFTER THE DATE WHEN THE OFFICER ACCEPTED HIS OR HER ORIGINAL PERMANENT APPOINTMENT AS A WO. ACCORDINGLY, THE COMMANDING OFFICER, TBS OR ANY REQUIRED MOS FOLLOW-ON SCHOOL SHALL REQUEST THAT SECNAV TERMINATE THE REGULAR APPOINTMENT OF AN WO WHO FAILS WOBC OR ANY REQUIRED MOS FOLLOW-ON SCHOOL. A MARINE WHOSE APPOINTMENT IS TERMINATED MAY, UPON HIS OR HER REQUEST AND AT THE DISCRETION OF THE SECNAV, BE ENLISTED IN A GRADE NOT LOWER THAN THAT HELD IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT.

22. TO ENSURE PROPER FILING OF SEPARATE CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESSED TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OR FOR INCLUSION WITH AN APPLICATION, INCLUDE THE APPLICANT’S NAME, LAST FOUR OF SSN, AND MOS CHOICE. LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION FROM OFFICERS OUTSIDE THE NORMAL CHAIN OF COMMAND WHO HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF THE APPLICANT’S LEADERSHIP QUALITIES AND POTENTIAL FOR APPOINTMENT MAY BE SUBMITTED DIRECTLY TO THE BOARD UP UNTIL THE CONVENING DATE UTILIZING THE ADDRESS IN PARAGRAPH 2, OR AS AN ENCLOSURE TO THE APPLICATION.

23. SELECTION BOARD REOCCURRENCES PERTAINING TO APPLICATION DISCREPANCIES INCLUDE SENIOR ENDORSERS NOT MAKING DEFINITIVE RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING MARINE’S APPLICATION, FITNESS REPORT DATE GAPS, MISSING FITNESS REPORTS, AWARD CITATION WRITE-UPS MISSING FROM OMPF, PHOTOS NOT SUBMITTED OR NOT UPDATED IN OMPF, INFORMATION IN THE APPLICATION NOT DOCUMENTED IN THE OMPF OR MCTFS OR INFORMATION IN THE OMPF OR MCTFS NOT DOCUMENTED IN THE APPLICATION, MISSING STATEMENTS SUPPORTING NJPS AND PAGE 11 ENTRIES, PAGE 11 REFLECTING FRATERNIZATION STATEMENT, INCOMPLETE STATEMENTS REGARDING INITIATION OR COMPLETION OF TYPE OF SECURITY INVESTIGATION/CLEARANCE AND CURRENT PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST SCORE.

24. COMMANDERS SHOULD NOTIFY MCRC (ON-E) IN WRITING OF ANY CHANGES AFFECTING ENLISTMENT STATUS OR DISCIPLINARY ACTION WHICH OCCURS AFTER SUBMISSION OF AN APPLICATION.

25. THIS BULLETIN IS NOT APPLICABLE TO THE MARINE CORPS RESERVE.

26. THIS BULLETIN IS CANCELLED 28 FEB 2012.

27. RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY MAJGEN ROBERT E. MILSTEAD JR., CG, MCRC.//

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